• Street does its new owner proud by Vernon Clement Jones | 29 Mar 2012

    Street Capital’s new owner is gushing about the mono-line’s contributions to its bottom line, using its latest financials to highlight a 29 per cent jump in the lender’s quarterly earnings. read more

  • No rule changes on budget blotter: Association head by Vernon Clement Jones | 28 Mar 2012

    It’s likely what all brokers want to hear, and something they may have helped to bring about, with CAAMP President Jim Murphy suggesting the government has heard the industry’s concerns and will leave mortgage rules alone Thursday. read more

  • Broker finalists named for Canadian Mortgage Awards by | 28 Mar 2012

    Ask any mortgage broker and they’ll say that they are proud to help people navigate the biggest purchase of their lives. They don’t do for the accolades, but sometimes it’s nice to be recognized for doing a good job. read more

  • report: Cooling not collapse by Vernon Clement Jones | 28 Mar 2012

    Brokers, consider it one last kick at the can or one last plea for the government to leave mortgage rules unchanged in Thursday’s budget. But new research is drawing more distinctions than similarities between Canada’s correction-ready housing market and the pre-bubble U.S. of 2007. read more

  • Lender: BFS rates safe for now by Vernon Clement Jones | 27 Mar 2012

    The hasty retreat of A lenders from the NIQ space will certainly limit funding options for broker clients, but shouldn’t – despite growing fears – lead to a spike in borrowing costs, said a leading Alt A player. read more

  • Canadian Mortgage Awards names finalists in lender categories by | 27 Mar 2012

    The lender community will be well represented at the 2012 Canadian Mortgage Awards, as CMP has released the finalists for the underwriter and BDM categories today. read more

  • Even more reason to thank BMO by Vernon Clement Jones | 27 Mar 2012

    Brokers may have even more to thank BMO for this time around, with its second “irrational” rate offer encouraging even more fence sitters into the market, say agents. read more

  • Brokers flock to old-school lead generator by Vernon Clement Jones | 26 Mar 2012

    Open houses are no longer just for rookies, with a growing number of seasoned brokers reincorporating them as a way of grabbing some of the highest conversion rates in the business. read more

  • Canadian Mortgage Awards names first group of finalists by | 26 Mar 2012

    It’s that time of year again – time for the finalists for the Canadian Mortgage Awards to be announced. read more

  • Majority of Canadians would pick fixed-rate mortgage by | 26 Mar 2012

    With most believing that mortgage rates have nowhere to go but up, it’s not surprising that many people would choose a fixed rate mortgage. read more